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Employee Review

"Takes care of their employees"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

MS takes care of its employees, and encourages you to move around to try different roles and teams. Benefits are great. You get a great sense of security at Microsoft.

Cons

If you want to make money, then Microsoft is not the right company. The pay is not as competitive as other well settled companies in the bay area. Sometimes you get frustrated thinking that MS is always catching up to competition.

Advice to Management

Enable more innovation and agility.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great for-profit company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule.
    Broad choice of careers in multiple products/departments.
    $15k matching donation for money or time given to non-profits.
    Many benefits: Transportation, health,
    stock, 401k, paid sick and paternal leaves.
    Many bright and fun people to work with.
    Tremendous salary.

    Cons

    Work life balance may be hard to achieve for some teams.
    Politics come in to play sometimes in career safety and advancement.
    Large company means profits are the most important thing (hard to avoid).

    Advice to Management

    Care for your employees and you will reap what you sow. Treat them with kindness, respect, and look at the job from their angle.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Treated like an independent thinker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    salary, work/home life balance, flexibility.

    Cons

    easy to get lost in the crowd. long hours

    Advice to Management

    reorganizing divisions every few months causes a disconnect and confusion. let things stay consistent for longer periods of time.

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